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Bluebeard's Closet--a Halloween poem


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Bluebeard and his Wife, by Gustave Dore
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If you're unfamiliar with Bluebeard, this links to a summary of the Brothers Grimm story.

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Bluebeard's Closet by Ralph Hamilton

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When the door would open

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The eye would scarcely fall

Upon rococo patterns

Of a papered wall.

For thrusting out in stark

And shining hues

Of reds

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And perintoneal grays

And visceral blues

An intricately webbed

Resilient filigree

Of entrails

Hung from hook and hanger

With exquisite delicacy.


(Article changed on November 2, 2016 at 22:57)

 

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A teacher and reporter in California, I began my teaching career in Taiwan (1989) when large rallies were supporting the protesters at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. Returning to the relative calm of the United States, I started (more...)
 

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